Posted On: 04/5/18 10:59 AM

Park of Cottage Grove forward Charlie Gorres lost about a third to a half of his season this year to an injury but is now ready for his biggest AAU year of his career, the 17u season with Minnesota Fury.

“For my team our goal this season was to compete in every game, even though our record didn’t show we competed in almost every game,” Charlie said. “For me personally I had a good start to the season and kept it up through the first half of the season, I unfortunately had to sit out the last half of the season due to tendinitis in my knees.”

When available Gorres gave Park of Cottage Grove over 20 points per game each contest.

“At this point in my career I feel like my Jump shot, three-point shot, strength and my IQ have increased tremendously over the last couple years after playing with and against such great competition,” Charlie explained.

“I feel like I have become a threat at all three levels on offense. My ability to create on the offensive end for not only myself but for your teammates. And I am consistent knock down shooter every night.”

Now Gorres needs to show he can do that at the 17u level against the solid competition that the Minnesota Fury consistently plays against each weekend.

“I’m playing for the Minnesota Fury 17u top team this year, and the team looks really good, we have added some really good players in Jacob Benninga, Cole Nicholson, Andy Stafford, Jack Middelton and more,” Charlie said.   “Also, we have the core group back from the 16u team last year so it should be a fun season!”

Despite not playing as often as he would of liked as a junior Gorres still has several schools who are well aware of his talent.

“The colleges that have been contacting me for basketball are Augustana, Winona State, Jamestown, Concordia St. Paul, Minnesota-Duluth, Wisconsin-River Falls, and I’m also getting interest for football,” Charlie said.